That means 5G is a hundred times faster than the current 4G technology—at its theoretical maximum speed, anyway.
Specifically, the specification promises a maximum latency of 4ms on 5G versus 20ms on 4G LTE today.
At these speeds, 5G beats current home cable internet connections and is more comparable to fiber.6 days ago
What is faster than fiber optic cable?
Fiber optic Internet sends data faster than basic cable. It’s delivered on a dedicated line, which facilitates more consistent speed than cable. It is immune to many of the conditions that cable Internet is susceptible to. Fiber optic Internet is less likely to go down during a power outage.
Does 5g use fiber?
Intensive 5G fiber-optic backhaul is necessary to seamlessly stream bandwidth-intensive applications such as 4K video. This invariably requires the use of fiber optics to minimize the time-to-market of massive small cell deployments—a major milestone for the roadmap to 5G.
Is 5g faster than fiber optic?
Verizon has said that their 5G network will be 200 times faster than their current 4G LTE network. That speed could compete with wired broadband, but there are many reasons that 5G won’t replace fiber and copper cable anytime soon.